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Facilities/ Tech Coordinator

New York
Hours: Full-Time
Start Date: ASAP

Facilities/Tech Coordinator 

Start Date: ASAP 

Pay Rate:  $50,000 annual salary 

Employee Classification: Exempt 

 

ABOUT THE SECOND CITY 

Dedicated to entertaining, inspiring, and transforming through courageous comedy, The Second City is the premier brand in improv-based sketch comedy. With sold-out shows playing on stages in Chicago, Toronto, and soon New York, Second City’s Touring and Theatrical companies entertain an additional one million theatergoers a year around the globe. The Second City Training Center is the largest school of improvisation-based arts on the planet, with locations in Chicago, Toronto, and soon New York. Second City Works, the B2B side of Second City, has brought award-winning improvisation and audience-driven techniques to over 600 Fortune 1000 companies, challenging businesses seeking a more collaborative culture to innovate through development programs, original digital and video content, campaign consultation, private events, and more. 

 

The Facilities/Tech Coordinator is responsible for a variety of duties that relate to the cleanliness, upkeep, and functionality of the physical structure of The Second City. This role also assists the Technical Director of Stages with the smooth operation of and upkeep of all theatrical equipment in Second City New York’s two theaters.  

This role involves working with various types of equipment and systems, such as lighting, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems, among others. 

This role is able to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.  

Responsibilities include: 

  1. Help maintain the inventory of theatrical equipment for venues and multiple rehearsal spaces with the Technical Director.  

  1. Perform routine maintenance on venue equipment and infrastructure as per the Technical Director.  

  1. Inspect and maintain theater facilities and equipment to ensure they are in good working condition. 
  1. Perform routine maintenance tasks such as replacing light bulbs, cleaning filters, and painting. 
  1. Troubleshoot and repair equipment and systems as needed. 
  1. Collaborate with other theater staff, such as stage managers, tech directors, and production crews, to ensure that equipment and systems are set up properly for each performance. 
  1. Assist with the installation and removal of equipment and sets for productions. 
  1. Maintain an inventory of spare parts, tools, and equipment. 
  1. Ensure that all work is performed safely and in accordance with industry standards and regulations. 

Specifications: 

This position has the following requirements:
– Graduation from a high school or equivalent accredited certification plus at least 2 years of experience in a similar role
– Basic knowledge of computers, internet, and email
– Able to lift items up to 40 pounds
– Ability to work while standing, walking and crouching for at least 4 hours at a time
– Comfortable using a 6-foot step ladder 

Expertise in at least one technical theater discipline (lighting, audio) is a must, as is competence in at least one additional discipline. Applicants should be strong collaborators and self-directed. 

To be successful in this role, maintenance technicians should have a basic understanding of theater equipment as well as a background in maintenance and repair. They should also be able to work well in a team environment, have strong communication skills, and be able to work effectively under pressure. 

The Second City is an open, inclusive workplace and welcomes applicants who bring along with them diverse life experiences, including every permutation of economic and cultural backgrounds, orientation, ethnicity and points of view. We strive to continue our efforts to work with people who may otherwise be marginalized or underrepresented in our business and around our community. 

The Second City follows CDC guidelines and recommendations regarding safety measures to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic. To work at The Second City you must show proof of being fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2. Applicants with medical or religious exemptions will be considered. 

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